Since our members are all watching different episodes on different stations in different parts of the world (from the U.S. to the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more), we want to make sure that our fellow fans aren't spoiled about upcoming episode plot or character developments (unless they really want to be!). The goal is to give those who don't want to spoiled the chance to skip a post or thread without reading it.
The rule of thumb is this: If your post has spoilers it must include a spoiler warning, unless the thread (and thread title) already started with a warning for that episode.
We ask that you include a warning (including the specific episode title
and season number
) and use the [spoiler]
tag to hide the relevant portions of text. Include [spoiler], in square brackets, before your spoiler text starts, and [/spoiler] after it ends, like this:
[spoiler] I can't believe Jack dies in this episode! [/spoiler]
This forces the reader to click a "Spoiler" button in order to read the enclosed text. Alternately, you may insert at least 10 lines of spoiler space after the warning, to force readers to scroll down to find the spoiler. But the [spoiler] tag method is strongly preferred.
Spoiler warnings are required for all episodes in the seasons airing in first-run on television in the U.S.
, and in production
. (Visit GateWorld's episode guides if you aren't sure which season the episode is in.)
All new threads on a topic likely to include spoilers should be clearly marked in the first post, or the first post and
the thread title, with the word "spoilers." Replies to properly-marked threads don't need spoiler space; but if you are replying with spoilers to a thread that has not
been flagged at the start as containing spoilers, please do include a warning and spoiler space.
Starting with Stargate Atlantis
Season Four, each episode has its own dedicated folder. Spoilers abound in these folders for that specific episode, and do not require spoiler warnings. Thread titles
, however, must be kept relatively spoiler-free, since they appear in New Posts and search results for all members. When posting in an episode-specific folder, you must still include spoiler warnings for any episode that aired (or will air) later
than that episode.
Do not include spoilery info in the thread title itself
, as it may turn up under "New Posts" or in a search for someone who is trying to avoid spoilers.
Please also include a spoiler warning and space for the current and future seasons of other shows discussed, and for new-release films.